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of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this to
-jones were -- the veterans are now in their 80s and 90s. >>> cia director david petraeus resigned on friday after admitting to having an extramarital affair with his biographer and now congress is asking questions. >> they want to know if national security was ever at risk. before he stepped down, petraeus was leading the investigation into the u.s. consulate and cia base attack in benghazi in september. it is unclear when he will still testify in the hearings but some think it is necessary that he does so. e does so. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails that bjill kelley. the relationship began in 2010 after she wrote a dissertation about the four-star general. >>> a busy week for president obama as he works to avoid the fiscal cliff. friday, the president is set to hold talks with bipartisan leads are of congress. lawmaker have until january to reach a compromise. >>> new this m
hard stuff. >> and he was scheduled to testify before congress this week about what the cia knew about the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with the business community. following his re-election he wanted to build a consensus to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts. the kick in the fiscal congress budget does not do anything to stop him. >> president obama paying tribute at a veteran's day ceremony at arlington national ceremony. the wreath he laid
the new acting head of the cia would come and testify. that was unacceptable to the hill and eventually everybody thought that they better have general patraeus go to the hill and talk about not only the investigation that he did but also the time line of what really took place there. we've had some confusing stories that i think there are people on the hill and people in the country that would like to know what happened. we lost four people and there have been a whole variety of stories about just exactly what happened of how it happened and when it happened. general patraeus is the one who can provide clarity to that. i think his appearance was essential. and i'm glad he's doing it earlier rather than later. >> my last question and we'll move on. it seems that congress members and two former congress members yourself, seem to be upset the fbi was doing this whole investigation or knew what he knew. and they weren't told. can you fill me in on the role of congress as a sitting body. might there be hearings into all of these e-mails between the top general in afghanistan and general pat
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